My Fondest Christmas Memory... #HumansOfOakHills

Thursday, December 22, 2016
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10

Ashley
I was away in England--the longest time away from my family. It was the first time the song 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' actually made sense. I was thinking, 'I actually get to spend time with them, I actually really miss them.' The journey to get there was so hard. I'd been awake for over 24 hours. I started in Carnforth, England and drove to London. It was a 6 hour drive. The airport hadn't opened yet and my flight had changed to an even later time. We'd taken a bus, then slept on the airport floor. The people I was traveling with left their luggage with me to get food, and while they were gone the plane boarded. I tried to find them. An airport attendant even called over the intercom, but the plane left without them. It was so stressful! I got to MN--an 8 hour plane ride--and then had another flight to Bemidji. I remember flying over Bemidji and seeing the stores and movie theatre--so many familiar things! I was finally able to get off and my family and two good friends were there--they cried and I cried when I hugged my dad. My brothers were awake when I got home, too. That's what I remember--seeing the people.

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Safe Travels, Oakies!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ahh… Christmas Break. Such a sweet sound. Your finals are done. The pressure of course work has been lifted from your shoulders. You are now ready to head out! YAY! Good job getting through the final days of the 2016 Fall Semester. Say goodbye to your friends and professors for now, but come back this spring to say hi again.

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